Company Timeline

  1. 1994

    Company formed in September 1994 by John S Harvey, an ex-Royal Marine with distinguished military service.

  2. 1995

    Company designs and launches a bespoke CCTV system specifically for the construction sector.

  3. 1997

    Protector Security Services (North East Limited) incorporated.

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    2002

    Company growth drives expansion and Company invests £750k in building a new operational base, including a state of the art 24 hour Control Room (RVRC), on Team Valley Trading Estate, Gateshead creating a new Head Office for the Group.

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    2003

    The company’s name changed to The Protector Group Limited. RVRC accredited to BS 5979 standard and Monitoring Station certified asCategory 2.

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    2006

    SIA Approved Contractor statusachieved (SIA ACS).

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    2007

    Permanent systems division achieves NSI Nacoss Gold status.

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    2008

    After three years of evaluating security companies, Lord Stevens, former Chief Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, and Freddie Fletcher (Mercer Street) invests in 30% of the issued share capital of the Group. Lord Stevens appointed as Chairman.

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    2011

    Alan Fletcher, Appointed as Director.

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    2014

    Ken Slater appointed as a Director.

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    2015

    Acquisition of QW Security Ltd.

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    2016

    Ken Slater Appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Protector Group recognised as one of the Fastest Growth Companies in the Region. Mercer Street acquires controlling stake in the Group.

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    2017

    Acquisition of Valleywatch.

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    2018

    Awarded ACS Pacesetter Status recognising our quality and inclusionas a Top 5% UK Security Company. Acquisition of AGS Safety & Security Ltd.

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    2019

    Opened our local Leeds and Hull branches to assist with expansion of our Mobile Security Division. Opened Milton Keynes office and workshop unit and office to assist with expansion of South of England. Awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Silver Award. New 20,000 square foot Engineering and Innovation Hub opened in Blaydon.

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    2020

    Scottish subsidiary (Protector SC Ltd SC659873) incorporated and new Livingston office opened. Tracy Virgo appointed Chief Financial Officer.

  17. 2021

    2021

    RVRC accredited to NSI Gold ARC standard. Further operational base opened in Wolverhampton.